Luís Gonçalves

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Luís Gonçalves
Personal information
Born (1987-10-12) October 12, 1987 (age 29)
Portalegre, Portugal
Residence Lisbon, Portugal
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Sport
Country  Portugal
Sport Athletics
Disability Visual impairment
Disability class T12
Event(s) Sprints (100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay)
Club Sporting CP
Updated on 10 September 2016.

Luís Gonçalves (born 12 October 1987) is a Portuguese visually-impaired sprint runner, who competes mainly in category T12 events.

Career[edit]

Gonçalves made his senior international debut in 2007 at the IBSA World Championships in São Paulo, Brazil. The following year, he achieved his first major result by winning a silver medal in the men's 400 metres T12 event at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China.

At the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, Gonçalves won the 400 metres T12 and consequently his first-ever gold medal. He also secured two silver medals in the 200 metres T12 and 4 × 100 metres relay T11–13 events.

In 2015, Gonçalves won his second 400 metres gold medal at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The following year, Gonçalves added a second Paralympic medal to his tally, winning the 400 metres T12 bronze at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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